Sleek meaning

slēk
The definition of sleek is someone or something that is smooth, glossy, shiny, well-groomed or sophisticated.

Shiny and well-groomed hair is an example of hair that would be described as sleek.

A shiny new sports car with clean lines is an example of a car that would be described as sleek.

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To make sleek; slick.

Sleeked his hair with pomade.

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Smooth and shiny; glossy, as a highly polished surface, well-kept hair or fur, etc.
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Of well-fed or well-groomed appearance.

Fat, sleek pigeons.

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Having a smooth, elegant contour.

A sleek automobile.

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(dated) With ease and dexterity.
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To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.
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Polished or smooth in manner, especially in an unctuous way; slick.

A sleek government official.

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Polished in speech and behavior, esp. in a specious way; unctuous.
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Highly fashionable, or stylish; elegant.
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To make sleek; smooth.
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Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy.

Sleek hair.

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Not rough or harsh.
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That which makes smooth; varnish.
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Origin of sleek

  • Variant of slick

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late variant of slick.

    From Wiktionary